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捁牥吠畯⁲敒業摮牥 in msconfig


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#1 skinsfan732

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:41 PM

I noticed 捁牥吠畯⁲敒業摮牥 listed in msconfig and found it a bit odd. Overall my system is running ok (asside from some random IE crashing) but since this machine is used by multiple users in my house, I was hoping someone could assist me in double checking to make sure my system is clean.

Here's my system info. The apps listed below are the regular software used on this workstation.

Steps taken so far: Run scans with AVG and the two apps listed below. All came back clean. The only thing that has popped up in the past couple weeks is listed below.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall (Rogue.ControlCenter) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz,4gbRAM
Windows Vista Home Premium Sp2
Using: Linksys wired router, Online Armor Firewall, AVG9 Antivirus, Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition


Thanks in advance for the help.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:44 PM

Strange Asian characters and symbols are sometimes suggestive of malware. They could possibly be remnants (orphan registry entries) left behind after the actual malicious files were removed with security tools.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.44) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:47 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3815
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18882

3/2/2010 4:45:13 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-02 (16-45-13).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 100118
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 34 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:12 AM

The log looks good and the fact that your machine is not showing symptoms of infection is a good sign. That seems to confirm the entry in Msconfig is an orphan.

MSConfig is essentially a troubleshooting utility used to diagnose and fix system configuration issues but it only allows you to disable startup entries. To completely remove an entry from its list you have to edit the registry, or use a third-party tool like Msconfig Cleanup Utility or a startup manager like:Any of the above progams should allow you to see the orphaned startup entry and remove it from the list by right-clicking on it and choosing delete. I prefer System Explorer and Autoruns as they are more versatile tools which can also be used to investigate what processes are running on your system.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 05:54 PM

I tried two of the apps on your list and neither would delete it. Came back with an error like the one in the pic. I also see two other entries that have (file not found) next to them. Assuming the software lets me, would they be safe to delete as well? If these apps won't do it, whats the next option? HiijackThis or another app like that?




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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:14 PM

Tried Autoruns also and it actually says it deletes the entry and removes it from the list. But when you click on the refresh button and/or restart the pc, it shows back up. When I go into regedit and navigate to that location, its still there.
HKCU\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

Any other thoughts?



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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:14 AM

I don't see any file associated with the entry as it shows "file not found".

Its possible one of your other security tools may be preventing the change as part of its protection. You can try disabling them first or just rebooting into "safe mode", then repeating your steps.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:39 AM

Safe mode worked in removing the entries. Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

You're welcome.
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